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Who should start for the San Francisco 49ers?

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#1 Phantom Spaceman

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:51

So I'm curious where everyone else stands on this. Personally, I've never liked Smith. He's a good game manager, but I've always felt his arm lacking, and he plays it a bit safer than what I enjoy to watch. So who do you think should start? Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick?

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#2 Charisma

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:54

I think it's pretty obvious the Kaeptain (:D) is makin' things happen!

Last game was a bit of an off-week, I think. Still better player (and better to watch) than Smith.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:13

It doesn't matter which one is on the field this Sunday. Cameron Wake is going to put whoever is under center on their backs. :D

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In seriousness. I would say Colin Kaepernick. The team has gotten where they are from good coaching, not Alex Smith, who has been horribly inconsistent over the years.

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#4 JoeC

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:56

Voted for Alex Smith, but there's a "but". It doesn't really matter one way or the other; they've both clearly got the capacity for being very good. Alex Smith is closer to it, and he's just started to come good on that in the last 2 seasons, and Kaep is showing the potential to do the same but isn't there yet.

The only mistake they could make is mixing and matching, I think they're far better off being decisive and committing to one QB for the season, whoever it is. I do feel kind of sorry for Alex Smith about the circumstances of how he's been benched, especially with how his last ~20 games have been. Hard to take.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:23

Alex Smith has proved to be very good the last couple of years, but Kaepernick injects a vitality that Smith just does not have.

I would like to see Smith thrive in a good team. Maybe Vikings? A fourth pick (Plus Ponder as Kaep's backup) for Smith sounds reasonable.

#6 SammyWise

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:32

This is a completely different argument to Sanchez vs Tebow because neither of the 49ers QB's are bad. Alex Smith's QB rating is still really high and although people will argue that it's because he hasn't had as many opportunities to throw interceptions this season, he's still a solid QB. As people have already mentioned, the only reason that people are even asking who should start is because Kaepernick is proving himself to be the best of the rookie QB's. It's a tough one, but I think until Kaepernick has a bad game he should be starting.

#7 Perfect72

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 17:48

This is a completely different argument to Sanchez vs Tebow because neither of the 49ers QB's are bad. Alex Smith's QB rating is still really high and although people will argue that it's because he hasn't had as many opportunities to throw interceptions this season, he's still a solid QB. As people have already mentioned, the only reason that people are even asking who should start is because Kaepernick is proving himself to be the best of the rookie QB's. It's a tough one, but I think until Kaepernick has a bad game he should be starting.


Kaepernick is not a rookie QB. He is in his 2nd year this year.

Kaepernick seems to always make the play he needs to make when it matters... Like he did against my Dolphin's last week. :(
At least Cam Wake put him on his back a couple times. 3 sacks if I recall. I called that one. :)